Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: cricket

Du Plessis says T20 World Cup will be his last

CAPE TOWN: South African captain Faf du Plessis said the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in two years’ time will be his last. The 34-year-old, who has led his country in two World T20 campaigns, in 2014 and 2016, is keen to play a third but will then step aside. ...

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Sri Lanka cricket star Dilshan joins Rajapakse’s party

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the political party of former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, soon after his  controversial government was voted out by the legislature. Rajapakse was named by the president as prime minister in October following the shock sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe. After several weeks of ...

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MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

MELBOURNE: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer – a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head – is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the ...

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Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL

MELBOURNE: Players picked in Australia’s World Cup squad won’t be allowed to take part in the final few weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket bosses said Thursday in a bid to ensure country comes first. The lucrative IPL Twenty20 tournament usually runs from late March till mid May ...

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Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Karachi Kings drops Shahid Afridi from upcoming PSL

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, will not be a part of the Karachi Kings for the upcoming fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), after the franchise decided not to retain him for the next season. A list released by PSL revealed the names of players ...

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